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Transwoman Also A Bride Under Hindu Marriage Act: Madras High Court

Madurai:  In an important ruling, the Madras High Court bench in Madurai has held that as per the Hindu Marriage Act, a transsexual is also a “bride” and the term would not necessarily refer only to a woman. Justice GR Swaminathan gave the ruling on a petition filed by a …

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Maharashtrian Bride Keeps Date With Polling, Says, “Felt Nervous”

New Delhi:  Dressed in wedding finery, a bride from Maharashtra did not miss her date with voting during the third phase of Lok Sabha elections being held today on 117 seats. Just hours ahead of her wedding ceremony, the bride went straight to the polling station and was spotted queuing …

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PM Modi To Go Down In History As First PM Who Misled Nation: Ashok Gehlot

Dungarpur:  Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his name would be recorded in history for misleading the entire country. “He will talk about cows, ram temple and patriotism. Are we all sitting here are not patriots? Mr Modi’s name will be recorded in …

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Tej Pratap Yadav To Campaign Against RJD In Bihar’s Jehanabad

Patna:  After fielding Angesh Kumar Singh as the Lalu Rabri Morcha (LRM) candidate in the Sheohar Lok Sabha seat against RJD’s Syed Faisal Ali, RJD chief Lalu Yadav’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav has decided to field Chandra Prakash Yadav from Jehanbad. Tej Pratap Yadav, a former Bihar Health Minister, …

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Polling Official Dies On Duty In Odisha’s Dhenkanal

Bhubaneswar:  A polling official died on duty in Dhenkanal district of Odisha today. Nabakishore Nayak collapsed inside booth number 41 in Kantapal village under the Parjang Assembly segment of Dhenkanal Lok Sabha constituency. He was declared dead by doctors at Kamakhyanagar hospital, said sources. However, the Chief Electoral Officer’s office …

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“While India Rejoices Mission Shakti, Opposition Is Unhappy”: PM Modi

Balasore, Odisha:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday slammed the Congress for failing to demonstrate India’s defence capability in space, claiming that the previous governments were only concerned about the interest of a ”naamdar” family, not the country’s security. Addressing an election rally, PM Modi said history was created in Odisha’s …

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NCP Worker Thrashed After Showing Black Flag To Pragya Thakur In Bhopal

Bhopal:  A Nationalist Congress party (NCP) worker was thrashed by the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) workers after he allegedly showed black flags to Pragya Thakur at SDM office in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal today. A video shows BJP workers raising slogans and slapping the NCP worker, following which he was taken …

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How 11 People Try To Stop Fake News In World’s Largest Election

One of the operations most vital to Facebook at this moment is a world away from its Menlo Park, California, headquarters, and in more ways than one. Instead of the sprawling roof gardens and upscale cafes packed with Silicon Valley’s latest health fads, this cramped Mumbai office has worn carpets …

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PM Modi’s Wife, Mother Cast Votes As Gujarat Goes To Polls

Gandhinagar (Gujarat):  Jashodaben, the wife of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cast her vote at a polling booth in Gujarat’s Unjha in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections today. “Modi sahab has done a lot for the country, and he will do more,” news agency ANI quoted her as …

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Violence in Bengal Polls, Man Hacked To Death, BJP Workers Injured

Kolkata:  Tiarul Kalam, a 56-year-old voter, was hacked to death this morning in a Congress-Trinamool clash outside a polling station in Bengal’s Murshidabad constituency. Four people have been arrested for the murder. A construction labourer, Tiarul Kalam had gone to vote with his 18-year old son — a first-time voter …

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